The Unionville Traffic Committee presented a spectrum of options for improving traffic congestion in Unionville to a crowd of more than 200 people Thursday night. The meeting ended with participants voting on the six options presented in hopes that the community might show support for one plan.
The plans include:
Option 1: Do nothing
Option 2: Widen South Main Street from the bridge to New Britain Avenue, creating a left-turn lane for southbound traffic; update traffic signal equipment and reconfigure the corners at Railroad Avenue so school buses would be able to turn down that road instead of blocking the intersection.
Option 3: Widen South Main Street from the bridge to New Britain Avenue, creating a dedicated turn lane for traffic coming down the hill and turning onto Railroad Avenue. That option also would reroute Rails to Trails down Railroad Avenue to eliminate safety concerns. Liquor Square would be removed.
Option 4: Widen South Main Street from the bridge to Depot Place, creating left-turn lanes for both south and northbound traffic. The plan would impact LA Styles Salon and Liquor Square.
Option 5: Relocate New Britain Avenue down Wall Street onto Burnham Avenue, letting out on South Main Street; widen South Main Street; move the entrance to Depot Place; revise Railroad Avenue intersection; allow Rails to Trails to cross at the new light. Would require taking several properties.
Option 6: Replace Unionville bridge with a three-lane bridge; widen South Main Street from bridge to the base of the hill, creating left-turn lanes for north and southbound traffic; reconfigure Railroad Avenue intersection.
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